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Broadcast graphics Reality Check Systems (RCS) has made LaunchPad, its interactive broadcast graphics technology, available commercially. Designed to simplify dynamic touchscreen analysis for coverage of football matches, Launchpad combines RCS proprietary software with third-party hardware and cloud data from domestic and international matches in order to provide on-air talent with access to real-time analytics and telestration tools. Used this season by Sky in Germany, it is available to rent now. Memory cards Sonnet Technologies has released a new single-slot P2 memory card reader with a Thunderbolt interface. The Thunderbolt Pro P2 Card Reader is a rugged pocket-size device for shooters using Panasonic P2 HD and P2 VariCam camcorders that can ingest footage at up to 70 MB/s. Sonnet Technologies chief executive Robert Farnsworth said: “Other P2 card readers require a power supply or multiple connections to the computer, and in some cases a computer interface card, in order to function. In contrast, the Thunderbolt Pro P2 Card Reader connects to the computer through a single Thunderbolt cable. The device is powered over the same connection and reads P2 cards at their Be proud ad.qxp_Layout 1 17/07/2014 16:44 Page 1 maximum speed.” Camera Suport Be proud of your sound Hague Camera Supports’ Levitator is now available for purchase from The Levitator is a camera support system, similar to a Camframe or Fig Rig, but with the stabilizing effect of a Steadicam. It has free moving handles and uses the camera’s own weight for counterbalance. Once the camera is balanced, the Levitator is said to provide a floating effect with easy directional and tilt control. The Levitator retails at £300 inc VAT. Meeting the exacting audio needs of the film, broadcast and entertainment industry visit email KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 96 DECEMBER 2014 | 7